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SANG-O-class SSM

Country of Origin: North Korea

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The Sang-o-class coastal submarine is smaller than Romeo- and Whiskey-class subs, but larger than a midget submarine. It is apparently intended for use in coastal defense missions, minelaying and special forces insertion. The name Sang-o is a Korean word meaning shark. It was given to the submarine by Western intelligence agencies. The actual North Korea class name is unknown.

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